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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are any Miami firms still hiring 3Ls?


Were any Miami firms hiring 3Ls?

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby caesar » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:09 pm

Is anyone currently working in biglaw? I really had a few questions I wanted to address via PM. Please let me know if you can. Thanks.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:26 pm

caesar wrote:Is anyone currently working in biglaw? I really had a few questions I wanted to address via PM. Please let me know if you can. Thanks.


There is no such thing as Miami Biglaw. "Is anyone currently working in shitlaw?" is much more likely to get you some responses.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:13 pm

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:
caesar wrote:Is anyone currently working in biglaw? I really had a few questions I wanted to address via PM. Please let me know if you can. Thanks.


There is no such thing as Miami Biglaw. "Is anyone currently working in shitlaw?" is much more likely to get you some responses.


WTF?

Boies Schiller, Greenberg Traurig, Holland & Knight, Shook Hardy, Strook, Foley, White & Case - to name a few...

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Lawof_theLand » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What?

As promised, Scott has increased jobs in Florida. The fact that legal jobs haven't increased doesn't mean he wasn't successful overall.


Hiring is starting to pick up a little bit:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-08-19/business/fl-law-firms-hiring-20110819_1_law-firms-holland-knight-boutique-firms

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:59 pm

Lawof_theLand wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What?

As promised, Scott has increased jobs in Florida. The fact that legal jobs haven't increased doesn't mean he wasn't successful overall.


Hiring is starting to pick up a little bit:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-08-19/business/fl-law-firms-hiring-20110819_1_law-firms-holland-knight-boutique-firms


One reason is the traditional pipeline for law firms – summer associate programs -- shrunk at many firms.

"Law firms are being more careful. When you commit to summer associates, they don't work for you until September or October of the following year. It's hard to guess what your needs are going to be," said Gorson of Greenberg Traurig.


Sounds like hiring is picking up for laterals because some firms have cut back on their summer associate program.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Lawof_theLand wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What?

As promised, Scott has increased jobs in Florida. The fact that legal jobs haven't increased doesn't mean he wasn't successful overall.


Hiring is starting to pick up a little bit:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-08-19/business/fl-law-firms-hiring-20110819_1_law-firms-holland-knight-boutique-firms


One reason is the traditional pipeline for law firms – summer associate programs -- shrunk at many firms.

"Law firms are being more careful. When you commit to summer associates, they don't work for you until September or October of the following year. It's hard to guess what your needs are going to be," said Gorson of Greenberg Traurig.


Sounds like hiring is picking up for laterals because some firms have cut back on their summer associate program.


It could also create a market for 3Ls.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:00 pm

bump

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:35 pm

Miami is a really tough market to crack. There are not many biglaw spots, and a lot of them go to t14 grads. And even the t14 spots are tough to snag.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:Miami is a really tough market to crack. There are not many biglaw spots, and a lot of them go to t14 grads. And even the t14 spots are tough to snag.


Agreed. Seems counter-intuitive that if you actually want to end up in biglaw in Miami, you might be better off avoiding the Florida law schools altogether.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Miami is a really tough market to crack. There are not many biglaw spots, and a lot of them go to t14 grads. And even the t14 spots are tough to snag.


Agreed. Seems counter-intuitive that if you actually want to end up in biglaw in Miami, you might be better off avoiding the Florida law schools altogether.


This is very credited. I worked miami biglaw last summer and can tell you it wasn't easy even from HYSCCN w/ a tie

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:28 pm

Yup. Just landed a permanent offer here (3L), Thank G-d. Getting one in New York was way easier... (CCN)

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yup. Just landed a permanent offer here (3L), Thank G-d. Getting one in New York was way easier... (CCN)


If you are willing, it would be very helpful if you could disclose the specific practice area you sought (litigation/other), around when you applied (and if through mass-mail or OCI), and a general range for the firm (GT, W&C, Weil, H&K, etc).

Thanks so much!

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:01 pm

Post non-anon and I'll PM you.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:16 am

Did anyone else think it was inappropriate that some Miami firms pull your credit report? I kind of felt violated even though I have pretty good credit.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone else think it was inappropriate that some Miami firms pull your credit report? I kind of felt violated even though I have pretty good credit.


Accepted a SA offer in another city in Florida with a Miami-based firm and they also requested to pull my credit report. I think it's very much acceptable as it says something about your financial behavior. It's no different that what most landlords do, as well. Either way, you should have been provided an FTC credit reporting regulation notice when asked for your authorization to release the report.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Post non-anon and I'll PM you.


This is me. Congratulations! And thanks again!

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:21 am

Lolol this town OS such flame

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:11 pm

It is extremely hard to land a big law job in Miami. I was luckily able to land one offer but my friends working in other cities had a much easier time.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:41 am

Does anyone know Greenberg's and Morgan Lewis's respective starting salaries? They're not listed on NALP.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:21 am

GT is rumored to be around 145K

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby vincanity1 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:36 pm

So how advantageous do you guys think it is to go to a more Southern school, e.g. UVA/Duke over somewhere like Michigan/Berkeley/Penn? I have complete ties to Miami and am dead set on going back to practice. Also, I hope hirings picked up for many of you.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:38 pm

I think you should go to the highest ranked school within the T10.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:58 am

It honestly seems like more Miami firms do OCI/hiring at Columbia/NYU than at Duke/UVA. Also, if all you want is Miami biglaw, you might as well not go to law school because it's a crapshoot and all the firms will take at least one Miami 2L and maybe even a UF 2L. Then factor class sizes of 0-7 for the <10 "market"-paying firms and way more students in the T-14 with Miami ties and connections than you could imagine.

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Re: Miami biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:03 am

does anyone know what market pay currently is in Miami? I've heard 135-145. Also, does anyone know what to expect in terms of bonuses?




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